This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
Lyman Poore Duff, who will become Chief Justice of Canada in 1933, is born in Meaford, Canada West.
Justice John Wellington Gwynne, puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, dies in office at the age of 87.
The Right Honourable Sir Lyman Poore Duff, Chief Justice of Canada, retires.
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge.
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin is appointed Chief Justice of Canada. She is the first woman in Canadian history to hold this office.
The Honourable Louis LeBel is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as a puisne judge.